Top 2017 Mustang Mods

Top 2017 Mustang Mods

Last Updated September 29, 2017

With a huge inventory of 2017 Mustang parts at your fingertips, you’ll surely be able to find the right mods to take your S550 build to the next level. With options like Cold Air Intakes, Cat-Back Exhaust Systems, Lowering Springs, Brake Kits and even Supercharger Kits, the options are truly endless when it comes to finding the right Mustang mods for your build.

CJ’s has some of the best brands in the industry available for your next Mustang mod such as Baer Brakes, Borla, Roush, Velgen Wheels, Eibach and of course Ford Performance. With so many choices comes tough decisions - leave the hard part to us and read through this guide for the best route to take for your all-out Mustang build!

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2017 Mustang Cold Air Intakes

If you ever wondered exactly what a Cold Air Intake does, it’s actually pretty self-explanatory. The intake system allows air to enter through the throttle body and into the engine at a particular rate, usually measured in CFM or cubic feet per minute. The higher the CFM rating of an intake, the more air that is allowed into the engine. Two things will allow you to increase power on your Mustang with an aftermarket cold air intake: cooler, denser air and the ability to force more volume (CFM) in at a time. By upgrading your factory restrictive air box to a cold air intake, you’ll be able to allow cool, dense air at a higher volume into your Mustang for additional power.

It should be noted that some cold air intakes require a tuner in order to work properly on your Mustang. To learn more, check out our article on the difference between Tune Required vs No-Tune Required Cold Air Intakes.

2017 Mustang Intake & Tune Combos

If you want to get the absolute most out of your new cold air intake, then it would be smart to add a tuner to complete the kit. From a very basic level, the internal combustion engine requires air, spark and fuel in order to create an explosion in each cylinder which is transitioned into power. If you add more air into the equation that the factory calibration can handle by adjusting spark and fuel to match, then your Mustang won’t run correctly. And potentially cause some serious problems.

Be sure to read the description of the cold air intake you’re looking at to make sure it’s either a no-tune required or tune required intake. If you want to get the most power out of your new cold air intake, a proper tune to match is surely the way to go in order to make sure that your 2017 Mustang is running in tip-top shape.

2017 Mustang Exhaust Systems

Adding an exhaust system to your pony could potentially be the most popular Mustang mod for any year Mustang. This is purely because it’s not only rewarding to the owner, but to everyone else around the car. Before you see a Mustang come around the corner, you’ll be able to hear it first. That’s where the perfect exhaust system comes in to knock it out of the park.

There are a variety of different routes you can take for your Mustang’s exhaust system: Axle-Back, Cat-Back and Headers or a Downpipe depending on which engine you have. Typically, your most bang-for-the-buck when it comes to adding an exhaust system to your Mustang would be a Cat-Back system. It frees up the restrictive resonators and provides the aggressive volume and tone you can expect from a real muscle car.

2017 Mustang Suspension

After you’ve added the basic bolt-ons like an intake, tune and exhaust system, it’s time to focus on suspension. Not only for that coveted look you get from a lowered Mustang and eliminating that pesky wheel gap, but also for the improved handling characteristics like reduced brake dive, body sway in turns and squat upon acceleration. With that said, there are a lot of different routes you can go when it comes to adding springs, shocks/struts or even a coilover kit. Not to mention other 2017 Mustang suspension mods like Adjustable Toe Links, Vertical Links, IRS Subframe Bushing Supports, and K-Member Braces.

Independent Rear Suspension is surely a marvel of modern technology when it comes to carving corners on the back roads or road course. However, there are a few downsides to IRS which include wheel hop where your tires are fighting for grip on launches.

Learn more about stopping wheel hop in our other CJ’s Resource Center article.

2017 Mustang Rear Spoilers

Adding a spoiler in a strict functional sense is to provide additional downforce over the rear (drive) wheels for traction at higher speeds. This is especially the case on many road course and even some autocross vehicles with giant wings to catch that air and provide that additional drag. However, for the cars that you see driving on the road day-to-day, spoilers are almost strictly an aesthetic modification that add a more aggressive appearance to the rear of the car.

With that said, many of the rear spoilers available for your 2017 Mustang will give you the look that everyone is after. With options from Classic Design Concepts, Roush Performance, Cervini’s and more, you’ll surely be able to find a rear spoiler to fit your taste here at CJ’s.

2017 Mustang Front Splitters & Chin Spoilers

When it comes to the front end of your car, there are also many options available to choose from depending on how aggressive you want to get with your look. Adding an aftermarket chin spoiler to your Mustang will surely help your car stand out from the crowd whether you’re backing into a parking spot for a local car show, or coming in hot to a turn at a road course event. Either way, adding a front splitter and/or chin spoiler will not only provide additional downforce, but also a visually appealing modification to your Mustang build.

2017 Mustang Side Scoops

Side scoops on the Ford Mustang date far back to the 1960s with the debut of the 1966 Shelby GT350. On these variants of the Mustang, the scoops were actually functional, and since then have been a design cue on nearly every generation Mustang since then. Side Scoops are no stranger to the 2017 Mustang. With various options available from vendors like Cervini’s, Roush Performance and many other highly reputable companies, you truly can’t go wrong with that signature Shelby-esque look from these 2017 Mustang side scoops!

2017 Mustang Side Scoops

2017 Mustang Quarter & Rear Window Louvers

To further the classic muscle car look, adding a set of quarter window louvers and rear window louvers to your Mustang would surely finish the job when it comes to the exterior of your build. Although the classic Shelby GT350 sported side scoops, the Mach 1 from the late 60s and early 70s was well known for the Rear Window Louvers across the back window on the car. Quarter Window Louvers became popular to cover up the quarter window area and give it a classic Fastback look.

2017 Mustang Louvers

2017 Mustang Superchargers

If you’re looking for the all-around package that will complete your Mustang and truly make it King Of The Road, then adding a supercharger kit will surely do the job. Featured on our very own Bill Tumas’ 2015 Mustang GT is a Roush Phase 1 Supercharger Kit boasting an impressive 555 RWHP and 670 HP at the crank. (To learn more about parasitic loss, check out our article on How To Read A Dyno Graph) By increasing your Mustang GT up from the factory 435 horsepower, to nearly 700 - you’re going to see an immense difference in how the car performs on the street and the track. If you’re looking for all-out power, then adding a supercharger is surely the way to go.

Buying Guide: Top 2017 Mustang Mods

Owning a 2017 Mustang is incredibly rewarding. With such a new Mustang, you have all the latest technology, performance and engineering from Ford all sitting in your driveway. With such an impressive new vehicle, it’s always important to add the parts to not only make it your own, but make it one of the quickest Mustangs in town! With the vast selection of 2017 Mustang mods available at CJ’s, you will surely find what you need to make your new S550 your own!

Related Resources

Tune Required vs No-Tune Required Mustang Cold Air Intakes Tune Required vs No-Tune Required Mustang Cold Air Intakes

If you’re looking to boost the power output on your Mustang, one of the first mods usually is a Cold Air Intake. The idea is to free up air-flow coming into the engine which allows your Mustang to breathe easier equating to more power. Factory airboxes are typically restrictive and don’t allow sufficient airflow to the throttle body and intake manifold in the upper RPM range. Adding a cold air intake will increase that air-flow when the engine needs it most allowing for more power!

How To Read A Dyno Graph How To Read A Dyno Graph

For those of you out there who may be just getting into the Mustang scene or want to learn a bit more on engine power and how it can be measured, then you’re at the right place! On a very basic level, a dynamometer or dyno is a machine that is used to measure power output from the engine of a vehicle.

2015-2017 Mustang Wheel & Tire Buying Guide 2015-2017 Mustang Wheel & Tire Buying Guide

Regardless of what style, finish and size wheel you’re looking for, CJ Pony Parts has the selection you need to outfit your S550 with the rims and tires that will set your car apart from the rest! Be sure to give us a call or order online and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We are always happy to help!

Stop Wheel Hop On Your 2015-2017 Mustang Stop Wheel Hop On Your 2015-2017 Mustang

Some say the independent rear suspension on the S550 Mustang was much overdue in comparison to many other muscle cars on the market. Well, whether you like it or not, it’s here and here to stay on the 2015+ Mustangs. Corner carvers love IRS but when it comes to straight line acceleration, drag racers may experience some wheel hop. Take a couple pointers from CJ’s and Steeda on some great parts to help stop the wheel hop on your 2015-2017 Mustang!